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Tyler Conner (standing) was among the many who turned out for the Altamont volunteer fireman breakfast.

Students attending Lake Land College Illinois Regional College Fair and Career Day explore the world of Automotive Technology as they review aspects of car maintenance with automotive technology instructor Kevin Miller.

Altamont prevailed with a 1-0 shutout against Neoga Wednesday at Paul Smith Field in Effingham. The game was part of National Trail Conference tourney action. Nick Miller got the win with Klaiton Wolff notching a last-dash batter to notch the save.

New Cub Scouts from St. Elmo Pack 444 attended Bobcat Bootcamp on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Rhodes France Scout Reservation in Pana. Included were Brian and Keegan Ward, Tyler Beasley, Cory and Kris Blankenship, Jake Kimberlin, Jack and Laura Nall, Max Moore, Mario Ledbetter, Logan and Becky Gammon, and Blake Wilson. All the Scouts earned their Bobcat badges.

Steve Wecott and his goat, Leroy Brown, passed through Altamont on their walk across America.


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ACHS Class of ’57 Reunites after 57 Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 13:00

Altamont Community High School’s Class of ’57 notched 57-year class reunion in September with a celebration in Altamont at Immanuel Lutheran Parish Hall.
Twenty-two classmates plus their spouses attended, coming from homes in ACHS Class of ’57 Reunites after 57 Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois.
Forty-four graduating seniors made up the original class. Seven are deceased.
Frank Voelker emceed the program. Classmate Lucille (Winter) Klitzing had the assistance of her daughter and granddaughter in catering the delicious evening meal. Klitzing also decorated a cake in Altamont Community High School’s orange and black colors.

Legion Asks for Help Locating Families Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 12:57

Progress on the restoration of St. Elmo American Legion Post’s building is near completion. It has new lighting throughout, new doors and windows, new ceilings, walls with fresh white paint, spacious new bathrooms and the floors have a refreshed new look.
The kitchen area is about 50 percent complete with cabinets and countertops to be installed.
One project members continue to work on is the World War II Commemorative Plaque that hangs on the north wall. The roughly 600 names of St. Elmo and localarea veterans on the plaque were in such bad shape that the cost was too great to restore them.
Members aim to replace them with brass names bringing the plaque to a better-than-original condition.

Family YMCA Begins 5-4-3-2-1 Go! Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014 11:11

Family YMCA of Fayette County has begun its 5-4-3- 2-1 GO! program in Fayette County schools. The program is a collaboration between the Y, Fayette County Emergency Management Agency, Mid State Special Education, U of I Extension 4-H and Vandalia’s Little Community Garden. During September, 5-4-3-2-1 GO! visited 4th-grade classes at Brownstown, Mulberry Grove, Ramsey, St. Elmo,  Vandalia and VCA.
The program consists of a Kick Off (September), five or more fruits and vegetables (October), four or more servings of water (November), three servings of low-fat dairy (January), two hours or less of screen time (February), one or more hours of physical activity (March) and a Wrap Up (April).
The goal of the program is to teach the students healthy eating and exercise habits that reduce childhood obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes and other diseases.


Man and Goat Trek Across U.S. Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014 11:16

While driving down highway 40, one might see tractors wrapping up their fall harvest, children playing in their yards, and other vehicles traveling the same road. Something unexpected would be to see a man walking down the road with his goat.
While it is a very odd sight, Steve Wescott and his goat Leroy Brown are walking across America. But, they are not walking across America for the sheer excitement of it. They are walking across America to raise money for a cause close to their hearts. Wescott’s best friend, Steven Turner was a missionary in Nairobi, Kenya where he co-founded the Uzima Outreach program. This program was instilled to help adults with substance abuse problems and to also help orphaned children. Wescott decided he would walk across America to help raise funds.

Cancelation Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:20
Today's Cross Country Effingham St. Anthony @ Altamont has been canceled.
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